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The annual uni reunion: time for fun and reflection

Every year my university friends and I meet up for a reunion holiday. Thankfully we see a lot of each other throughout the year, but we make the time to go away for a weekend in the summer where we can catch up, talk sensibly about our careers then get drunk and revert back to our 21 year old selves. 378 more words


Butterfly Maps exhibition by Jessica Gadsby at Taurus Crafts

The Butterfly Maps exhibition at Taurus Crafts, this summer, is an exploration and re-imagining of places familiar and loved by the artist. Using maps of those areas, and butterfly species found there, Jessica recreates abstracts that are intriguing and inviting. 148 more words


New Exhibition: Butterfly Maps by Jessica Gadsby

The Butterfly Maps exhibition at Taurus Crafts, this summer 26th July-31st August  is an exploration and re-imagining of places familiar and loved by the artist. 175 more words

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Going Ape in the Forest of Dean

Regular readers will know of the family passion for adventure parks in the trees. We’ve done loads in France but never in the UK. Special May treat for the family took us to Go Ape in the Forest of Dean near Mallards Pike Lake. 110 more words

Family Trips


by Ruth Richardson

In our last issue we reported that the Forest Academy in Cinderford would be seeking a new sponsor, as the chain which ran it (E-Act) had been required to shed about a third of its schools following poor Ofsted reports. 661 more words

UK Politics

MODERN TIMES: The Dinosaur column

Asda is as Asda does 

I have a confession to make.  Once upon a time, I used to shop at Asda.

Yes, I admit it.  But back then it wasn’t owned by that predatory American giant, Walmart.  734 more words

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